Issues, part 2.
“Is anyone not a vegetarian here?” to “how many feet of cord do you feel comfortable running through a blizzard?” to “what’s the best way to make the DP think it was his idea?”
It's dumping snow on Halloween weekend
and all I can think is how sad it is that the children of the Northeast don’t have alcohol to warm them like the college kids do.
I think, even though I’m tired, because in all the many hours of my day today, I didn’t have any time alone. I tutored students, which I enjoy. I went to class, and I learned. I worked on set, which was satisfying. But for the twelve hours I was out of the house, I hardly had a real moment to myself to just be, and think. To stay still, and be myself. To be kind to myself. And so...
Issues ranging from
“do we have a car big enough to tow the generator?” to “did you eat all the cool ranch flavored doritos?” to “if the house we’re shooting in is throwing the queer halloween party, what time to we have to be out? and if we’re still shooting, can they keep the glitter off the camera?”
When I’m stressed I try to eat my feelings. Not all of them, just the ones...
Every time I sign on to produce a film for someone it seems like a really great idea. And I’m all, “I love being organized and in a supportive role!” And the director’s like, “It’ll be super sweet and fun!” And all is well. But then it’s the night before the shoot and I don’t have enough time and I forgot to email that guy and I’m...
My favorite holidays are Christmas & disco, he said & I said since when...– Brian Andreas
Institutional racism is manifest in the laws, norms and regulations that...– It is from the book “Binan Goonj- Bridging cultures in Aboriginal health” . It’s actually an adaptation of Stokely Carmichael’s definition of institutional racism. Either way, I suggest you look into both sources. (via thesavagesalad) @black-culture is killing it tonight. Every single person in...
My friend Megan sent me the best birthday card ever this weekend. It reads as follows: “It’s your birthday! I hope it’s full of cake and babies and Ryan Gosling and fruit snacks! If we were on the same coast I’d give you a hug and a dance and bake you a cake. Since we are not on the same coast those things will happen next time we’re together. I hope you’re...
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.– Oscar Wilde
Take me home.
Just, take me home.
Things that are neat about Austin: 1. My sister lives there. 2. It’s sunny. 3. It’s a walkable, bikeable city. 4. It’s dog-friendly. 5. The film and music. 6. One time I was in a bar with my sister and I totally met a ton of nice people even though I was wearing a weird jacket and my hair looked stupid.
New York I love you, but you're bringing me down.
I’m taking a break from pondering the merits of mumblecore and neo-neorealism (film paper, you’re the best!) to think about next year. My immediate future involves an unfortunate midterms line-up but my more distant future, the sort of vague, airy one that comes after graduation, is free and clear. Come May, I’ll graduate and move… somewhere. There’s a short list of...
My Gal Kelly
Does anyone know Kelly Reichardt? Like, personally? Because I’m spending eight months writing my senior thesis on her films and I’d feel significantly less weird about the whole project if I could sit down and talk to her. How many hours have you ever spent googling one person? I feel like I’m stalking the poor woman… Maybe tumblr’s the wrong place to feel ashamed...
When I first heard about Occupy Wall Street, before it started, I was skeptical. And in the first couple days of the protest, actually, I was angry— angry that aimless kids were wasting their time, giving protesters a bad name, doing nothing. But as the movement has grown— and it is a movement— I’ve gone from skeptical and angry to curious, and then respectful, and then...
Multicast, verb. A combination of “multitask” and “casting.” To cast for a film while doing other tasks. Ex: Today I multicasted while I worked at the grocery store and asked random men to be in a movie while I put spagetti sauce on the shelves. … I am so creepy. Tall, blonde, classically handsome, all-American men of Wesleyan, I apologize. I just thought you...
My enormously talented friend Ben Kuller, a recent Wesleyan grad, is producing a short film in LA right now. The kickstarter video for the project is fantastic, no? They deserve all the support they can get.
Past Bag and Future Bag
My housemate and I talked tonight about living in the present. Such a simple, even trite, concept to discuss, but an important one, I think, nonetheless. Sierra, the housemate, who is a wise and open-eyed soul, told me about her theory on living in the present moment. We carry two bags with us at all times, she said: our past bag and our future bag. The former is full of everywhere we’ve...
I want so much that is not here and do not know where to go.– Charles Bukowski (via thehaunter)
Today, as Every Day
I just get this feeling sometimes. And it feels so good and so true, bursts up through me like an effervescent wave from my feet to my head, bowls me over and makes me feel small but powerful, in awe and in grace, afloat but so hopeful… It’s the self-knowledge that I am a feminist. Because I love women and men and believe in the goodness of all people. Because I value the safety and...